So. I originally had a whole other post all lined up for today.
But then I read this:
Today's post from Young House Love. So many things about the stories struck me that I felt I must re-post in an effort to spread the word. I am still shocked my how quickly the family's fire spread, and that the second fire they mentioned was started by doing something Page and I do many nights before bed – running our dishwasher.
Edit for correction: I originally misread the YHL post. The post references two different house fires. Details have been corrected above.
Motivated by the Iowa floods of 2008, I took on a home inventory project a couple of years back.You can read more about it here and here. After reading YHL's post today, I realize that not only do I need to seriously update this, but I've only scratched the surface of preventing all-out devastation caused by a home fire, flood, or any other disaster.
While we don't have any children, I was still alarmed by the story's detailing of how unpredictable kids can be during a fire. I think that talking smoke alarm is BEYOND clever. If I had little ones around, I would be installing these immediately.
This is some rather serious content out of the blue, but like I said, I feel compelled to pass along. If only one person acts on something they read here today, then it's mission accomplished!